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Thailand Swallow (1 Viewer)

Steve.Jonesy

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Hi
according to my guide this is a house swallow hirundo tahitca distinguishable from the barn swallowed by a lack of blackish breast band And the dark undertail covered with white scaly like markings.
is this correct. Is it a separate bird? as I can’t find on BUBO IOC listings
thanks
 

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dwatsonbirder

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House swallow is found in the western Ghats and Sri Lanka, your bird is a Pacific swallow.
Not sure I'd want to exclude a vagrant House swallow that being said...! ;)
 

Andy Adcock

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House swallow is found in the western Ghats and Sri Lanka, your bird is a Pacific swallow.
Not sure I'd want to exclude a vagrant House swallow that being said...! ;)
According to the IOC, House Swallow and Pacific Swallow are the same thing, seven races noted, none of them in S Asia.
 
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Steve.Jonesy

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Well my bird guide says this?🤔
I’m confused
 

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